May 3, 2013
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently recognized the professionals behind the lab’s greatest innovations from the past year during its Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Awards.
March 22, 2013
Wind energy research conducted during the last decade has earned NREL two patents, one for adaptive pitch control and one for a resonance blade test system that will ultimately help its industry partners increase the efficiency of wind technologies and reduce the cost of wind energy.
March 8, 2013
Five recently constructed facilities prove clean technology performance for tomorrow's energy systems.
March 6, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE)’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has extended the application window for the 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy to March 20. “Energy Execs” is a leadership program focused on educating business, community, and government leaders about achieving clean energy solutions using energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.
March 1, 2013
Through the Environmental Security Technology Certification Program, the U.S. Department of Defense seeks proposals for Fiscal Year 2014 projects that demonstrate installation energy technologies.
February 11, 2013
The White Earth Nation recently completed the installation of two small wind turbines that will help offset energy costs for Minnesota's largest and most populous Native American reservation.
February 7, 2013
Commission report says greater energy efficiency good for economy, environment; NREL leads the way.
February 5, 2013
This year, the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Program will offer four rounds of technical assistance opportunities through NREL for cities and states targeting policy and programmatic improvements that will help open and develop markets for distributed generation photovoltaics, specifically rooftop solar.
February 4, 2013
A recent Science Friday segment on National Public Radio featured NREL's Jen Kurtz discussing the current state of fuel cell electric vehicles.
January 31, 2013
Improved electric vehicle charging, increased range, and grid integration are focal points of research at the Vehicle Testing and Integration Facility.
January 30, 2013
NREL grid and dispatchable power experts are helping the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, develop a system to maintain power to critical loads when power is unavailable from the local utility.
January 30, 2013
The Marine Corps Recruiting Depot (MCRD) on Parris Island, seven miles south of Beaufort, South Carolina, has far exceeded its projected life and is no longer cost-effective to operate. MCRD staff tasked NREL to help replace this artifact with an efficient biomass cogeneration facility.
January 30, 2013
Applications are currently being accepted for the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) 2013 Executive Energy Leadership Academy. NREL's Executive Energy Leadership Academy, also known as Energy Execs, is a leadership program for non-technical decision-makers throughout the country to learn about renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, analytical tools and financing. Leaders in government, communities, non-profits and the private sector are eligible.
January 14, 2013
During the 2012 legislative session, the region's state legislatures took on issues important to wind power spanning siting reform, renewable energy procurement, net metering, and reform of existing program targets.
January 10, 2013
It may be possible soon to charge cell phones, change the tint on windows, or power small toys with peel-and-stick versions of solar cells, thanks to a partnership between Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
January 2, 2013
A new design that calls for wrapping architectural fabric around metal wind turbine blades—instead of the traditional fiberglass—could be the latest revolution in dramatically reducing the cost of wind-produced power.